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Overview

ASCII art is also known as "computer text art". It involves the smart placement of typed special characters or letters to make a visual shape that is spread over multiple lines of text.

ART is a Python lib for text converting to ASCII art fancy. ;-)

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Usage

Quick Start

1-Line art

⚠️ Some environments don't support all 1-Line arts

1. art

This function return 1-line art as str in normal mode and raise artError in exception.

>>> from art import *
>>> art_1=art("coffee") # return art as str in normal mode
>>> print(art_1)
c[_]
>>> art_2=art("woman",number=2) # return multiple art as str
>>> print(art_2)
▓⚗_⚗▓ ▓⚗_⚗▓ 
>>> art_3=art("love_you",number=1,text="test") # 2-part art
>>> print(art_3)
»-(¯`·.·´¯)->test<-(¯`·.·´¯)-« 
>>> art("random") # random 1-line art mode
'(っ◕‿◕)っ '
>>> art("rand")   # random 1-line art mode
't(-_-t) '
>>> art(22,number=1,text="") # raise artError
Traceback (most recent call last):
        ...
art.art.artError: artname shoud have str type

2. aprint

This function print 1-line art in normal mode (return None) and raise artError in exception.

>>> aprint("butterfly") # print art
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 
>>> aprint("happy") # print art
 ۜ\(סּںסּَ` )/ۜ
>>> aprint("love_you",number=1,text="test")  # 2-part art
»-(¯`·.·´¯)->test<-(¯`·.·´¯)-« 
>>> aprint("random") # random 1-line art mode
'(っ◕‿◕)っ '
>>> aprint("rand")   # random 1-line art mode
't(-_-t) '
>>> aprint("woman",number="22",text="") # raise artError
Traceback (most recent call last):
        ...
art.art.artError: number should have int type

3. randart

randart function is added in Version 2.2 as art("random") shortcut.

>>> randart()
'ዞᏜ℘℘Ꮍ ℬℹℛʈዞᗬᏜᎽ '
>>> randart()
'✌(◕‿-)✌ '

ASCII text

⚠️ Some fonts don't support all characters

⚠️ From Version 3.3 Non-ASCII fonts added (These fonts are not compatible with some environments)

1. text2art

This function return ASCII text as str in normal mode and raise artError in exception.

>>> Art=text2art("art") # Return ASCII text (default font) and default chr_ignore=True 
>>> print(Art)
              _   
  __ _  _ __ | |_ 
 / _` || '__|| __|
| (_| || |   | |_ 
 \__,_||_|    \__|
                  
                     
>>> Art=text2art("art",font='block',chr_ignore=True) # Return ASCII text with block font
>>> print(Art)


 .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------.
| .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. |
| |      __      | || |  _______     | || |  _________   | |
| |     /  \     | || | |_   __ \    | || | |  _   _  |  | |
| |    / /\ \    | || |   | |__) |   | || | |_/ | | \_|  | |
| |   / ____ \   | || |   |  __ /    | || |     | |      | |
| | _/ /    \ \_ | || |  _| |  \ \_  | || |    _| |_     | |
| ||____|  |____|| || | |____| |___| | || |   |_____|    | |
| |              | || |              | || |              | |
| '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' |
 '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------'

>>> Art=text2art("test","random") # random font mode
>>> print(Art)
 |       | 
~|~/~/(~~|~
 | \/__) | 
           
>>> Art=text2art("test","rand") # random font mode
>>> print(Art)
___ ____ ____ ___ 
 |  |___ [__   |  
 |  |___ ___]  | 

>>> print(text2art('''Lorem  
ipsum 
dolor''', font="small")) # Multi-line print
 _                            
| |    ___  _ _  ___  _ __    
| |__ / _ \| '_|/ -_)| '  \   
|____|\___/|_|  \___||_|_|_|  
                              
 _                         
(_) _ __  ___ _  _  _ __   
| || '_ \(_-<| || || '  \  
|_|| .__//__/ \_,_||_|_|_| 
   |_|                     
    _       _           
 __| | ___ | | ___  _ _ 
/ _` |/ _ \| |/ _ \| '_|
\__,_|\___/|_|\___/|_|  
                        

>>> print(text2art("test","white_bubble"))  # Non-ASCII font example
ⓣⓔⓢⓣ

>>> text2art("seسسس",font=DEFAULT_FONT,chr_ignore=False) # raise artError in exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
        ...
art.art.artError: س is invalid 
  

2. tprint

This function print ASCII text in normal mode (return None) and raise artError in exception.

>>> tprint("art") # print ASCII text (default font) 
              _   
  __ _  _ __ | |_ 
 / _` || '__|| __|
| (_| || |   | |_ 
 \__,_||_|    \__|
                  

>>> tprint("art",font="block",chr_ignore=True) # print ASCII text (block font)

 .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------.
| .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. |
| |      __      | || |  _______     | || |  _________   | |
| |     /  \     | || | |_   __ \    | || | |  _   _  |  | |
| |    / /\ \    | || |   | |__) |   | || | |_/ | | \_|  | |
| |   / ____ \   | || |   |  __ /    | || |     | |      | |
| | _/ /    \ \_ | || |  _| |  \ \_  | || |    _| |_     | |
| ||____|  |____|| || | |____| |___| | || |   |_____|    | |
| |              | || |              | || |              | |
| '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' |
 '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------'

>>> tprint('testسس')  # chr_ignore flag ==True (Default)
 _               _   
| |_   ___  ___ | |_ 
| __| / _ \/ __|| __|
| |_ |  __/\__ \| |_ 
 \__| \___||___/ \__|
                     
>>> tprint("test","random") # random font mode
 |       | 
~|~/~/(~~|~
 | \/__) | 
           
>>> tprint("test","rand") # random font mode
___ ____ ____ ___ 
 |  |___ [__   |  
 |  |___ ___]  |  
                  

>>> tprint('testسس',chr_ignore=False) # raise artError in exception 
Traceback (most recent call last):
       ...
art.art.artError: س is invalid
>>> tprint('''Lorem  
ipsum 
dolor''', font="cybermedium") # Multi-line print
_    ____ ____ ____ _  _    
|    |  | |__/ |___ |\/|    
|___ |__| |  \ |___ |  |    
                            
_ ___  ____ _  _ _  _    
| |__] [__  |  | |\/|    
| |    ___] |__| |  |    
                         
___  ____ _    ____ ____ 
|  \ |  | |    |  | |__/ 
|__/ |__| |___ |__| |  \ 

3. tsave

This function return dict in normal and exception mode.

>>> Response=tsave("art",filename="test.txt") # save ASCII text in test.txt file with save message (print_status==True) # return dict
Saved! 
Filename: test.txt
>>> Response["Message"]
'OK'
>>> Response=tsave("art",filename="test.txt",print_status=False) # save ASCII text in test.txt file without save message (print_status==False)
>>> Response["Message"]
'OK'
>>> Response["Status"]
True
>>> tsave(22,font=DEFAULT_FONT,filename="art",chr_ignore=True,print_status=True)
{'Status': False, 'Message': "'int' object has no attribute 'split'"}
                        

Font modes

These modes are available for text2art, tprint & tsave.

1. Font name

⚠️ Some fonts don't support all characters

>>> tprint("art",font="block",chr_ignore=True)

 .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------.
| .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. |
| |      __      | || |  _______     | || |  _________   | |
| |     /  \     | || | |_   __ \    | || | |  _   _  |  | |
| |    / /\ \    | || |   | |__) |   | || | |_/ | | \_|  | |
| |   / ____ \   | || |   |  __ /    | || |     | |      | |
| | _/ /    \ \_ | || |  _| |  \ \_  | || |    _| |_     | |
| ||____|  |____|| || | |____| |___| | || |   |_____|    | |
| |              | || |              | || |              | |
| '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' |
 '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------'

>>> tprint("art","white_bubble")
ⓐⓡⓣ

2. Random

Randomly select from all fonts.

Keywords : random, rand & rnd

>>> tprint("test",font="random")
 |       | 
~|~/~/(~~|~
 | \/__) | 
  

3. Random small

Randomly select from small fonts.

Keywords : rnd-small, random-small & rand-small

  • Note : New in Version 2.8
>>> tprint("test",font="rnd-small")
             
_/  _   _ _/ 
/  (- _)  /  
             

4. Random medium

Randomly select from medium fonts.

Keywords : rnd-medium, random-medium & rand-medium

  • Note : New in Version 2.8
>>> tprint("test",font="rnd-medium")
                      
  ,                ,  
 ||               ||  
=||=  _-_   _-_, =||= 
 ||  || \\ ||_.   ||  
 ||  ||/    ~ ||  ||  
 \\, \\,/  ,-_-   \\, 
                      
                      

5. Random large

Randomly select from large fonts.

Keywords : rnd-large, random-large & rand-large

  • Note : New in Version 2.8
>>> tprint("test",font="rnd-large")
                                                                    
8888888 8888888888 8 8888888888      d888888o.   8888888 8888888888 
      8 8888       8 8888          .`8888:' `88.       8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888          8.`8888.   Y8       8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888          `8.`8888.           8 8888       
      8 8888       8 888888888888   `8.`8888.          8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888            `8.`8888.         8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888             `8.`8888.        8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888         8b   `8.`8888.       8 8888       
      8 8888       8 8888         `8b.  ;8.`8888       8 8888       
      8 8888       8 888888888888  `Y8888P ,88P'       8 8888       

6. Random xlarge

Randomly select from xlarge fonts.

Keywords : rnd-xlarge, random-xlarge & rand-xlarge

  • Note : New in Version 2.8
>>> tprint("test","rnd-xlarge")
      _____                    _____                    _____                _____          
     /\    \                  /\    \                  /\    \              /\    \         
    /::\    \                /::\    \                /::\    \            /::\    \        
    \:::\    \              /::::\    \              /::::\    \           \:::\    \       
     \:::\    \            /::::::\    \            /::::::\    \           \:::\    \      
      \:::\    \          /:::/\:::\    \          /:::/\:::\    \           \:::\    \     
       \:::\    \        /:::/__\:::\    \        /:::/__\:::\    \           \:::\    \    
       /::::\    \      /::::\   \:::\    \       \:::\   \:::\    \          /::::\    \   
      /::::::\    \    /::::::\   \:::\    \    ___\:::\   \:::\    \        /::::::\    \  
     /:::/\:::\    \  /:::/\:::\   \:::\    \  /\   \:::\   \:::\    \      /:::/\:::\    \ 
    /:::/  \:::\____\/:::/__\:::\   \:::\____\/::\   \:::\   \:::\____\    /:::/  \:::\____\
   /:::/    \::/    /\:::\   \:::\   \::/    /\:::\   \:::\   \::/    /   /:::/    \::/    /
  /:::/    / \/____/  \:::\   \:::\   \/____/  \:::\   \:::\   \/____/   /:::/    / \/____/ 
 /:::/    /            \:::\   \:::\    \       \:::\   \:::\    \      /:::/    /          
/:::/    /              \:::\   \:::\____\       \:::\   \:::\____\    /:::/    /           
\::/    /                \:::\   \::/    /        \:::\  /:::/    /    \::/    /            
 \/____/                  \:::\   \/____/          \:::\/:::/    /      \/____/             
                           \:::\    \               \::::::/    /                           
                            \:::\____\               \::::/    /                            
                             \::/    /                \::/    /                             
                              \/____/                  \/____/                              
                                                                                            

7. Wizard

This mode consider length of input text to select font

Keywords : wizard, wiz & magic

  • Note : New in Version 2.9
>>> tprint("1","wizard")
    88 
  ,d88 
888888 
    88 
    88 
    88 
    88 
    88 
    88 
    88 
       
            

>>> tprint("1"*5,"wizard")
d88  d88  d88  d88  d88  
 88   88   88   88   88  
 88   88   88   88   88  
 88   88   88   88   88  
 88   88   88   88   88  
d88P d88P d88P d88P d88P 
                         
                         

>>> tprint("1"*15,"wizard")
                                             
                                             
 #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  # 
## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## 
 #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  # 
 #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  # 
 #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  # 
## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## 
                                             
                                             

8. Random Non-ASCII

Randomly select from Non-ASCII fonts.

Keywords : random-na, rand-na & rnd-na

  • Note : New in Version 3.4
>>> tprint("test","random-na")
₮Ɇ₴₮

>>> tprint("test","random-na")
ʇsǝʇ

⚠️ Non-ASCII fonts are only available in Font name and Random Non-ASCII modes

Typo-tolerance

Levenshtein distance used in this project. (Version >0.9)

>>> Art=art("loveyou",number=1,text="test") # correct --> art("love_you",number=1,text="test"), error < |artname|/2
>>> print(Art)
»-(¯`·.·´¯)->test<-(¯`·.·´¯)-« 
>>> aprint("happi")  # correct --> aprint("happy"), error < |artname|/2
 ۜ\(סּںסּَ` )/ۜ 
>>> Art=art("birds2222222",number=1) # correct --> Art=art("birds",number=1), error >= |artname|/2
Traceback (most recent call last):
	...
art.art.artError: Invalid art name
>>> aprint("happi231")  # correct --> aprint("happy"), error < |artname|/2
⎦˚◡˚⎣ 
>>> aprint("happi2312344") # correct --> aprint("happy"), error >= |artname|/2
Traceback (most recent call last):
	...
art.art.artError: Invalid art name
>>> Art=text2art("test",font="black") # correct --> Art=text2art("test",font="block")
>>> print(Art)

 .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------.
| .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. |
| |  _________   | || |  _________   | || |    _______   | || |  _________   | |
| | |  _   _  |  | || | |_   ___  |  | || |   /  ___  |  | || | |  _   _  |  | |
| | |_/ | | \_|  | || |   | |_  \_|  | || |  |  (__ \_|  | || | |_/ | | \_|  | |
| |     | |      | || |   |  _|  _   | || |   '.___`-.   | || |     | |      | |
| |    _| |_     | || |  _| |___/ |  | || |  |`\____) |  | || |    _| |_     | |
| |   |_____|    | || | |_________|  | || |  |_______.'  | || |   |_____|    | |
| |              | || |              | || |              | || |              | |
| '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' |
 '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------'

>>> tprint("test",font="cybermedum")   # correct --> tprint("test",font="cybermedium")
___ ____ ____ ___ 
 |  |___ [__   |  
 |  |___ ___]  |  
                  
   

Set defaults

set_default function is added in Version 2.2 in order to change default values.

>>> help(set_default)
Help on function set_default in module art.art:

set_default(font='standard', chr_ignore=True, filename='art', print_status=True)
    This fuction change text2art tprint and tsave default values
    :param font: input font
    :type font:str
    :param chr_ignore: ignore not supported character
    :type chr_ignore:bool
    :param filename: output file name (only tsave)
    :type filename:str
    :param print_status : Save message print flag (only tsave)
    :type print_status:bool
    :return: None

>>> tprint("test")
 _               _   
| |_   ___  ___ | |_ 
| __| / _ \/ __|| __|
| |_ |  __/\__ \| |_ 
 \__| \___||___/ \__|
                     

>>> set_default(font="italic")
>>> tprint("test")
             
_/  _   _ _/ 
/  (- _)  /  
             
  • Note : Functions error response updated in Version 0.8

    Function Normal Output Error
    art str raise artError
    aprint None raise artError
    tprint None raise artError
    tsave {"Status":bool,"Message":str} {"Status":bool,"Message":str}
    text2art str raise artError
    set_default None raise artError

CLI

  • List of arts : python -m art list or python -m art arts
  • List of fonts : python -m art fonts
  • Test : python -m art test
  • Text : python -m art text yourtext fontname(optional)
  • Art : python -m art shape art_name or python -m art art art_name
  • Save : python -m art save yourtext fontname(optional)
  • All : python -m art all yourtext

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Reference

  1. 1 Line Art
  2. Text To ASCII
  3. ASCII Generator
  4. Asky
  5. Flipyourtext
  6. YayText
  7. Coolletters

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